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Council to light beacon to celebrate Lord of Man’s Diamond Jubilee

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 11:41

The beacon will be situated on the tower of St Ninian’s church and lit at 10.21pm by His Worship the Mayor of Douglas Councillor David Ashford JP accompanied by the Archdeacon, Canon Andrew Brown. They will be joined by Members of the Council, officers and invited guests in celebrations that will include an address from His Worship and music from Douglas Town Band.

Council Leader Councillor David Christian JP said: ‘The Council is proud to be playing its part in commemorating Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 years of selfless service to the Crown. It is a privilege to be able to contribute to this unique occasion when we celebrate the Queen, Lord of Man’s accession to the throne 60 years ago. This is an historical event we are pleased to be sharing with nations across the world.’

A network of more than 4000 beacons around the world is expected to be lit between 10pm and 10.30pm on June 4th 2012.